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“The tigers, hammers and Galapagos sharks were stunning....The trip exceeded my expectations. Awesome diving and great crew and accomodations. Will definitely come again!” --Tom Yoham
Now for the trip highlights:
We’re just back from a week of hammerheads, Galapagos and tigers at Cocos Island! Manuelita and Small Dos Amigos were overwhelmingly our favorite dive sites.

At Small Dos Amigos we saw countless Galapagos sharks, plus blacktips and hammerheads!We had close encounters with tiger sharks on almost every dive at Manuelita Outside and Manuelita Channel. At one point we saw four tiger sharks on one dive! Two large females and two smaller males. Manuelita Coral Garden showed us many species of colorful fish, as well as small schools of hammerheads streaming into the sandy bottom followed by a tiger shark sighting.

Then at Big Dos Amigos we had a relaxing dive with a few hammerheads and wildlife in the arch. Dirty Rock's best action tended to be out in the blue, where we saw schools of 100+ hammerheads aggregating in a cloud.

On our first dive at Punta Maria we saw at least four Galapagos sharks using the cleaning station, plus whitetips at the pinnacle. On another dive there we encountered at least 6 Galapagos sharks and 12 hammereheads

Toward the end of the trip at Dirty Rock we encountered the massive school of jacks that likes to hang out there, as well as schools of upwards of 200+ hammerheads out in the blue! The ideal way to finish up to an amazing trip!

Dive Conditions
Currents  
mild
strong
Visibility   73 ft / 22 m
Water Temp.   82°F / 28°C
Weather
Climate  
sunny
rainy
Sea  
calm
choppy
Crossings
to Cocos Island  
calm
choppy
to Puntarenas  
calm
choppy

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